About the journal

“Security: Theory and Practice”, whose first volume came out as “Security Issues”, was from 2007 published as a semi-annual journal, and in 2011 it was transformed into a quarterly. It is targeted at a wide spectrum of readers who deal with issues hinging upon public security, energy security, anti-crisis schemes and strategies, and information protection. On the whole, it is aimed at people who take a keen interest in 21st-century international politics.

The editorial board of the quarterly “Security: Theory and Practice” would like to inform its readers that our journal has become eligible for funding by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education as part of the “Supporting Scientific Journals” scheme.

e-ISSN 2451-0718, ISSN 1899-6264


20 Points
ICV 65,03 – ICI Journals Master List 2018



„Security: Theory and Practice”


Our journal is indexed in the following databases:

PBN. Polska Bibliografia Naukowa (Polish Scientific Bibliography)
Index Copernicus

The Editorial Board of “Security. Theory and Practice” warmly invites authors to publish their papers related to the issues discussed in journal in 2022

Security. Theory and Practice: „The Total Defence 21st century.COM – building a resilient society”, ed. by Marcin Lasoń, Maciej Klisz, Leszek Elak
Deadlines: Submission (with the paper’s working title): by December 15, 2021
Complete paper should be sent by March 15, 2022
Further details: Call for Papers /pdf/

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